Punjab Police constable injured as gun goes off in Chandigarh hotel room

Suspected by police to have been an accidental shooting, a personal security officer was shot through the stomach before passing through the bathroom wall and hitting a mirror in the room; An AK-47 rifle was seized

Punjab Police Constable Deepak Singh was injured by a bullet in his hotel room in Sector 22, Chandigarh on Wednesday morning.

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An AK-47 assault rifle was recovered from the police room at Hotel Diamond Plaza, police said.

Initial reports said that the shooting happened accidentally when the constable was in the washroom at around 5.30 am.

Constable was transferred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Police said the bullet entered the abdomen before passing through the bathroom wall and hitting the bathroom mirror.

Constable Deepak, along with another person, checked the hotel around 1 am. He was from Gurdaspur. The constable has reportedly been posted as a personal security officer.

The incident took place when Deepak went to the bathroom while his companion was sleeping in the room.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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